In the past 10 years, I have not rearranged a single room of furniture in my home. I equate rearranging furniture with moving, and I hate moving. Noting this, it was quite shocking to me that on Friday evening I found myself pushing a dresser across my bedroom. I had accidentally rammed the sharp corner of it into my thigh one too many times, and I needed a new layout.
Halfway through the process, I realized that my bedroom was not as uncluttered as I had previously thought. In addition to finding items that were out of place (books, cat toys, battery adapters), I also realized that I had two extra side tables, a lamp, and a magazine rack in the room that I didn’t really have space to accommodate. No wonder I was bruising my leg on the dresser — there was too much furniture in the room!
If you’re looking to check your uncluttered status, you might want to try rearranging the furniture in a room. Even if you end up putting your furniture back in its starting space, the act of handling an item can help you to evaluate it. Plus, you may find the single sock that you’ve been missing or your dog’s favorite chew toy.